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Reef Encounter - Liveaboard Dive and Snorkel Trip

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
2 Days/1 Night - Snorkeler - Stateroom Cabin $485.00 N/A N/A N/A $30.00
2 Days/1 Night - Certified Diver - Stateroom Cabin $580.00 N/A N/A N/A $30.00
2 Days/1 Night - Intro Diver - Stateroom Cabin $715.00 N/A N/A N/A $30.00
3 Day/2 Nights - Snorkeler - Stateroom Cabin $715.00 N/A N/A N/A $45.00
3 Day/2 Nights - Certified Diver - Stateroom Cabin $860.00 N/A N/A N/A $45.00
3 Day/2 Nights - Intro Diver - Stateroom Cabin $1,095.00 N/A N/A N/A $45.00

Prices are valid until 31.03.2024

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

This vessel is a 35 metre twin hull catamaran with 21 cabins and accommodates up to 42 guests, and an average of 1-5 staff to guest ratio.  With daily departures via our transfer boat we can offer flexible itineraries from a single night to multinight trips.

The vessel boasts a variety of cabin styles, is fully air conditioned, has a large dining saloon, tv and lounge area, easy access dive and snorkel platforms, a huge sundeck and outdoor hot tub for your enjoyment; and offers guests a unique opportunity to enjoy the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience as briefly or for as long as they want. They even have a heli-pad and can offer helicopter transfers from Cairns to the boat if you want total decadence.

A live aboard trip is suitable for anyone who wishes to experience the Great Barrier Reef - whether it be to enjoy the sunset, sleep on the reef, snorkeling with time to really to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the quality reef and marine life or for those mad keen divers who want to explore everything under the water!

The company has access to over fifteen diving and snorkeling mooring locations ensuring locations visited are based on weather conditions, time of year and other unforeseeable circumstances and are chosen for your safety and comfort. Licensed reef sites are Hasting Reef, Breaking Patches Reef, Saxon Reef, Norman Reef & Jorgensen Reef. Sites are decided upon by the skipper and according to weather, passengers will be advised on board which sites they are visiting.

Your trip price includes cabin accommodation, linen, chef prepared meals, coffee, tea and fresh fruit throughout your stay, snorkelling equipment and instruction, free scuba lesson for snorkelers, glass bottom boat tours, reef video presentation and marine biologist presentation.

A family owned and locally operated company; we take great pride in the quality of our Great Barrier Reef liveaboard tours and believe we are unbeatable on service and value.


Check in: 7.30am onboard transfer boat "Reef Experience" A Finger, Marlin Marina

Departs Cairns: 8.00am

Returns Cairns: 4.30pm



  • All Chef prepared meals including tea, coffee & water
  • Snorkel Equipment and Instruction.
  • Marine Biologist Presentation
  • Scuba Diving Demonstration and Instruction
  • Glass Bottom Boat and Marine Life Commentary
  • Reef Video Presentation
  • Fully Air conditioned
  • Friendly, professional Dive Instructors
  • Certified Divers - all dive equipment is included

Cabin Styles

The vessel features comfortable and spacious Staterooms that offer Double or Twin beds, all with private ensuite bathrooms. There are also Multi Share Cabins located on the vessel's lower decks, again each cabin offers an ensuite bathroom. Multi Share Cabins are ideal for the budget concious traveller.


Certified Divers

2 Days/1 night: Includes 5 day dives and 1 night dive

3 Days/2 nights: Includes 8 day dives and 2 night dives


Introductory Divers

2 Days/1 night: Includes 5 day dives

3 Days/2 nights: Includes 8 day dives

* Please note that diving is subject to medical conditions and minimum age is 12 years.  If you would like to do a night time intro dive, this is an additional $80pp - you must have completed at least one day time dive first.


Additional Cost:

  • Prescription masks available for hire - $10 per day
  • Wetsuit Hire - $5 pp
  • Cert Dives Guided - $15 pp per dive
  • Helicopter transfers - $710pp each way (minimum 2 passengers)
  • Return bus transfers - Cairns City - $20pp / Northern Beaches - $35pp.
  • Snacks such as chocolate, chips, cookies, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available for purchase from the bar. No alcohol allowed to be brought on board.
  • Additional Nights





  1. 20% cancellation fee 30 days or more prior to departure.
  2. 50% cancellation fee if within 30 days prior to departure.
  3. 100% cancellation fee within 14 days prior to departure.



➢ A Surcharge of $100 per person applies to 25 December 2023 - Christmas Day

➢ A Surcharge of $50 per person applies to all other Queensland public holidays listed:

  • 07, 08, 09 & 10 April 2023 - Easter
  • 25 April 2023 - Anzac Day
  • 01 May 2023 - Labour Day
  • 21 July 2023 - Cairns Annual Show
  • 02 October 2023 - King's Birthday
  • 26 December 2023 - Boxing Day
  • 01 January 2024 - New Year's Day
  • 26 January 0224 - Australia Day
  • 29, 30 & 31 March and 01 April 2024 - Easter



➢ A of $100 per person is applicable for all travel:

  • from the 06/04/2023 to 11/04/2023
  • from the 23/12/2023 to 01/01/2024
  • from the 28/03/2024 to 02/04/2024


Reef Encounter hot tub onboard Reef Encounter transfer boat (Reef Experience) next to Reef Encounter Reef Encounter liveaboard trip turtle snorkel and dive platforms off the back deck of Reef Encounter diving Great Barrier Reef glass bottom boat diving Twin Stateroom Double Stateroom dining and saloon area

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